Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou is said to be eyeing a new transfer target because he is a “highly influential leader” and has a great personality.
Spurs’ January transfer targets
center-back Micky van de Ven, who was substituted out of Spurs’ match against Chelsea due to a hamstring injury, is reportedly scheduled for a scan this week.
The Daily Mail has reported that the Dutchman may be sidelined for months rather than weeks. This would be devastating for Postecoglou, given how important van de Ven has been when paired with Cristian Romero.
Spurs are reportedly considering the names of Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah and Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly as candidates to be the club’s next left-sided central defender when they sign one in January.
Tottenham might also target a central midfielder because Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma will be away for the Africa Cup of Nations early in 2019. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s future is still unclear, which has led to connections with Andre, the Fluminese star.
Remaining in that region of the field, reports now state that Postecoglou has his sights set on a new midfield target whom he is a huge fan of.
Norgaard is the focus of Postecoglou
The Australian has identified Christian Norgaard, the captain of Brentford, as a potential transfer target going into January, according to Football Transfers.
This report describes the Denmark international as a “highly influential leader” in the background; Postecoglou is reportedly a big fan of it and wants to see more of it in the Spurs locker room.
Postecoglou and Tottenham want Norgaard to compete in midfield as well, as the head coach of the Lilywhites views that position as a “major worry” inside his team.
Although the 29-year-old’s Brentford contract expires in 2025, Thomas Frank’s team has the option to extend it by one more year if they so want.
Spurs’ interest also follows Norgaard’s refusal to completely rule out the prospect of leaving west London at some time, as he was quoted by Danish news source Tipsbladet saying:
Indeed, there has been a little bit of everything, though I won’t specifically name any clubs. Never say never in the world of football.
This season, the Brentford captain has started every Premier League match for Frank, leading them in goals scored and assists given, making him an invaluable member of the team.
At the beginning of 2023/2024, he took the captain’s armband from Pontus Jansson, and he hasn’t looked back.